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Effects of pharmaceuticals on fishbehavior: Oxazepam impact on social preferences and responses onpredation risk (olfactory cue mixture) in guppies
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Effects of oxazepam concerning on social behavior in guppies are still unknown. The purpose ofthis thesis is to investigate if the benzodiazepine oxazepam has effects on fish behavior in terms ofsocial preferences and responses to predation risk using an olfactory cue mixture. After anexposure period of 15 days to 100 μg/l of oxazepam, behavioral experiments were performed overtwo days. Results indicate that oxazepam exposed fish were more social at the beginning of theexperiment, which differ from what was expected and from previous social preferences studies.Moreover, less social behavior was found as a result of combining oxazepam treatment andolfactory cue mixture (predator cues and guppy skin extract) treatment.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
Oxazepam, Behavior, Predator cues, Guppies
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-126098DiVA: diva2:975092
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Available from: 2017-02-04 Created: 2016-09-28 Last updated: 2017-02-04Bibliographically approved

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